Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Sociology

The programme addresses recent key concerns and enduring intellectual traditions within sociology and related social sciences. The degree addresses issues such as inequality, racism, violence among many important themes with particular contemporary relevance. Critical debate and modes of embedding critical thought in reflective practice mark core skills students will develop in this course. The core modules ground students in theory, methods and analytical tools, and options allow them to apply them to particular issues. For the dissertation students will conduct independent study with a supervisor, choosing from a range of topics similar in scope to the options offered.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. For international students: IELTS 7.0 score, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Contemporary debates in sociology; research projects in practice; dissertation; independent research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 4, selection may vary each year): Capitalism and crisis; consumer society; critical debates in media and cultural studies; debates in gender research; feminist media and cultural theory; gender, sex and bodies; mobilities, society and change; social and cultural theory; theories and debates in environment and culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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